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Otto Warmbier: Parents sue North Korea for 'brutal torture and murder'

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With President Trump planning to meet with the North Korean dictator in a matter of weeks, the timing of the suit is noteworthy, if not largely symbolic. He was 22 when he died previous year, soon after being sent home to the United States in a coma. Stewart Baker, a former assistant secretary of homeland security, said North Korea had immunity from lawsuits as a sovereign nation but still might be sued because of its USA designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. Read More »

Clouds increase overnight ahead of some rain for Friday

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We may see a few thunderstorms just ahead of this incoming weather system on Saturday . Forecasters warned that the rain will likely impact the evening commute. Plenty of sunshine Sunday as a strong area of high pressure moves in and controls our weather through next week. I bumped our high down on Sunday due to the close proximity of an upper level low passing to our east that should keep us from getting as warm as we could. Read More »

Snag that hit Rahul Gandhi's flight is not uncommon, says DGCA official

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It has also been claimed hat the auto pilot of the aircraft was not working. Congress media head Randeep Surjewala said normally, flight details of an SPG protectee is submitted to the DGCA and only then the flight is cleared. Hinting at the possibility of a conspiracy, the complaint said the plane "shuddered violently", tilting to one side, while a noise was audible. The weather outside was sunny, normal and not windy... Read More »

Weather warning issued for heavy rain this weekend

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But it's not all doom and gloom to come, as forecasters yesterday announced they are increasingly confident we could get another 10-day heatwave in May. Again, flooding will become a possibility and something to watch closely through the weekend, as very warm temperatures this week has increased the snow melt causing rivers and streams to rise. Read More »

Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applicants

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Because the D.C. district court delayed its order from taking effect for 90 days, the status quo for the DACA program remains in effect. "It's time for Congress to act", Feasley said because those who are affected by the lack of solutions and action "cannot wait until after another court decision or the 2018 election". Read More »

Macron embraces Trump - and elegantly knifes him in the back

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Hassan Rouhani questioned the legitimacy of demands for a fresh nuclear agreement with Tehran after the leaders of the USA and France called for a " new " deal. In a speech to Congress yesterday, however, Macron said that France would remain in the Iran deal. Meanwhile, the Iranians are trying to pre-empt Trump's decision on May 12, through speeches and statements that convey different messages of intimidation and enticement. Read More »

Nigerian lawmakers invite Buhari over communal killings, want all security chiefs sacked

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Dogara who earlier noted that the 2017 Appropriation bill was passed into law in May 2017, argued that Nigeria still have active budget till May, 2018. The President should be commended for seeking the request and not condemned. "Most of us are lawyers here". The Senate President sought the permission of the lawmakers to refer the probe to the Committee, which was unanimously granted. Read More »

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Proposes Gondola for Dodger Stadium

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There could soon be a way around it by going over it, and it would take only five minutes. Regarding the unsolicited bid, Metro's chief innovation officer Joshua Schank said, "We set up the unsolicited proposal process to encourage outside-the-box thinking when it comes to mobility and building new transportation infrastructure", adding, "The Dodgers's proposal is intriguing and we're looking forward to reviewing the details". Read More »

Liverpool-Roma clash: Italian men charged over Anfield violence

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British Summer Time and witnesses reported that the victim was struck with a belt and fell to the ground, according to the police. Salah scored twice and assisted two more during Liverpool's 5-2 victory over Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday. Read More »

In Warning to Trump, Senators Advance Bill to Protect Mueller

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The bill that passed was crafted by two Republicans and two Democrats earlier this month as Trump escalated criticism of Mueller and his investigation of potential ties between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president. Read More »

'Nirav Modi fled Hong Kong in February, moved to USA via UK'

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Neither was sure about his current location. The first official said Modi is believed to have reached NY in the middle of March and may still be there but the second official said Modi may have left NY too. The Punjab National Bank (PNB) had moved a recovery writ in a Hong Kong court against Nirav Modi for an amount over $5 million. However, India Today TV had earlier reported that the fugitive businessman may have fled Hong Kong as there was too much heat on him after the Indian ... Read More »

Russian Federation slammed for 'obscene masquerade' at OPCW

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British Ambassador Peter Wilson has accused Russian Federation of undermining the OPCW's work in "investigating chemical weapons' use in Syria ". "We got scared", Diab said. When they arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, Hassan and the medical workers were first taken to the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for a presentation of Russia's case that the attack was a hoax. Read More »

It's Trump vs. Tester in Huge Sky Nation

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The veterans said they give some credence to the allegations against Admiral Jackson that Senator Tester gathered, despite them being anonymous. "And when they serve his ego, they survive, and when they don't, they pass into the night". In a section on Jackson's prescribing practices, the summary said that in one case, missing Percocet tabs threw members of the White House Medical Unit into a panic - but it turned out he had prescribed a "large supply" of the opioid to a White House Military ... Read More »

Strongman Haftar back in Libya after long absence

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On Wednesday evening, Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for forces loyal to Libya's Tobruk-based parliament (which appointed Haftar military commander in 2015), told France 24 by phone that the army chief would soon return to Libya after "a tour that included several worldwide meetings". Read More »

Paul Ryan raises hackles by forcing out House chaplain

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In his resignation letter to Mr. Ryan, Conroy wrote , "As you have requested, I hereby offer my resignation as the 60th chaplain of the United States House of Representatives". Conroy for his service, calling him "a great source or strength to support our community". Conroy was ordained in 1983 and was nominated to be House chaplain in May 2011 by then-Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in consultation with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Read More »

Where is Kim Jong Un's wife, Ri Sol Ju?

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The two will be escorted by South Korean honour guards to an official welcoming ceremony before beginning official dialogue at 10:30am at Peace House, a South Korean building inside the border truce village of Panmunjom. Fred Warmbier, Otto Warmbier's father, said in a statement that the lawsuit represents another step in holding North Korea responsible for their actions. Read More »

All-electric Toyota C-HR announced as part of Chinese plug-in plans

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Both vehicles are built on top of the Toyota New Global Architecture, a drivetrain-agnostic platform that's ready to accept everything from conventional petrol drivetrains to battery-electric or even hydrogen-fed fuel cell ones. It will also open a battery testing facility, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, in China. And, with its sights set on introducing BEVs in 2020, Toyota is steadily enhancing its local production structures. Read More »

As NAFTA ministers meet, Mexico eyes new deal by next week

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That's when USA steel and aluminum tariffs - which Canada is exempt from - take effect. Trump, who came into office in January 2017 decrying NAFTA and other global trade deals as unfair to the United States, has repeatedly threatened to walk away from the 1990's agreement with neighbours Canada and Mexico. Read More »

Anti-Trump FBI officials' missing texts sent to Congress

Their reaction to Mueller's appointment is met with considerations about whether they would work for the special counsel. Trump also took the opportunity to again call former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey a " leaker and a liar ", adding: " I did a great thing for the American people by firing him ". Read More »

Worldwide conference to combat terror financing held in Paris

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Daniel Lewis, executive secretary of the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force, said he is hoping that words will be put into action. He stressed the need to unify the concept of terrorism internationally so as not to be politicised and employed by some governments to achieve political gains and legitimise their behaviour towards their peoples and other countries. Read More »

Renunció la favorita de Rajoy por robar cremas en un supermercado

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Al dimitir, Cifuentes no designó a ningún sucesor para la presidencia de esta región gobernada desde 1995 por el Partido Popular y foco de numerosos escándalos de corrupción que salpicaron a sus dos predecesores en el cargo. Finalmente, el vídeo lo ha precipitado todo. En una breve conversación con medios de comunicación desde el Congreso de los Diputados, Rajoy afirmó que ahora se abre una "nueva etapa" en la Comunidad de Madrid y manifestó su deseo de que este tipo de episodios ... Read More »

Mike Mayock mocks QB Josh Rosen to Cardinals

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Mayfield become just the third quarterback in franchise history to be taken with the first overall pick . However the emergence of his social media posts made in high school is likely to see him tumble down the expected pecking order. Read More »

Video shows ex-Port Authority commissioner berating officers

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Turner showed up on the side of the road on March 31after a vehicle her daughter was riding in was pulled over by Tenafly police officers for reportedly having tinted windows and a partly obscured license plate. The officers subsequently made a decision to impound the vehicle, leaving the four young adults on the side of a busy highway. But Port Authority Chairman Kevin O'Toole said Turner "clearly and unambiguously" violated the board's code of ethics and that her actions "badly damaged" ... Read More »

Russian Federation slammed for 'stunt' after presenting unharmed Syrians to OPCW

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Instead they are holding a briefing inside the OPCW with Syrians they've brought from Douma who, we are assured, will tell member states that they weren't victims of a chemical attack . In a carefully staged press conference, the Russians produced 11-year-old Hassan Diab, who survived the attack and was filmed being hosed down with water in video of the aftermath posted online. Read More »

Assembly Elections: PM Narendra Modi to interact with Karnataka BJP faction today

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Reacting to it, the BJP said sarcastically that the video showed the "new" thinking of the grand old party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. Besides Modi and BJP national President Amit Shah, Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj (External Affairs), Smriti Irani (Information and Broadcasting), Nirmala Sitharaman (Defence), Ravi Shankar Prasad (Law and Justice), Piyush Goyal (Railways) and party's Lok Sabha MP and veteran actress Hema Malini will soon be in the southern state. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi's plane skids off runway, DGCA orders probe

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Rahul Gandhi's special aircraft flew from New Delhi to Hubli but it was a turbulent landing. In the complaint, Vidyarthee wrote: "I was travelling in the special flight with four other passengers, including Rahul Gandhi. A letter was also submitted to Karnataka Director General of Police K Neelamani Raju about the incident and seeking thorough investigation. "However, throughout this time, Rahul remained calm and composed, and kept assuring his co-passengers that they would all safely land ... Read More »

Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump will drop Iran nuclear deal

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The US president has called the JCPOA the "worst deal ever" and threatened to pull Washington out of the accord, which has the firm support of the entire global community. On Tuesday President Donald Trump welcomed France's president Emmanuel Macron to the White House for his very first state dinner created to show global solidarity. Read More »

Modest expectations from PM Modi-Xi summit

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The two leaders will meet not once or twice but "several" times during the two days and will have heart-to-heart conversations, Chinese and Indian officials say. "The objective of cooperation between China and South Asian countries is not to besiege India". But, New Delhi must realize the timing of the "reset" coincides with Beijing's suddenly frosty relationship with US due to its trade imbalance and practices. Read More »